Temporary keyboard shortcuts stopped working- illustrator/photoshop CS5 (mac)

I use temporary keyboard shortcuts for navigating my work area…


  • Hold down Space to get hand tool
  • Hold down Space + Cmd / Space + Cmd+Option to get zoom in/out tool

All of a sudden these no longer work. Some of them do other things- some do nothing. Anyone know how this would happen?


Resetting your preferences may fix your problem.

This will remove any custom settings that you have set up in your application

Hold down AltCtrlShift while starting the program.

Hold down CommandOptionShift keys while starting the program.

If you are concerned about resetting all of the preferences, you can reset the settings for a specific tool by clicking on its icon int the top left hand corner of the application then choose reset tool from the drop down.

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